2023 Chicago

August 14-18, 2023 | McCormick Place Lakeside Center

Sponsorship Opportunities at the Parliament

As a sponsor of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, your organization will have direct impact while supporting a mission that resonates with the values of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Help make the Parliament happen through sponsorship of $5,000 or more and be included in any sponsor lists. All sponsors will be recognized in sponsor lists on the Parliament website, the event program, signage throughout the venue, and marketing materials.

Be a Part of the Impact of the 2023 Parliament:

Sponsors make the success and impact of the Parliament of the World’s Religions possible. The following sponsorship categories are a few ways to sponsor in a more purposeful, collaborative way centered around specific goals.

Tell us about your objectives and let us help you meet them.


Connect your brand and messaging to programmatic events and areas that align with your mission.


Sponsor spaces and technology that allow people to gather to socialize, learn, connect, and recharge.


Sponsor efforts to remove barriers to accessibility, from interpretation services to scholarship funds.


Bring the impact of interfaith harmony to the eye of the public through media presence, city-wide celebration, and global reach.

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MAIN STAGE SPONSOR (Exclusive per session)

Choose a main stage session to sponsor and during that session, the stage will display your branding, your promotional video message will be played, and a representative from your organization can take the stage to welcome the audience. Ask for details on main stage sessions, which include themed plenaries and opening and closing ceremonies.

ARTS SPONSOR (Exclusive per area)

Sponsor the Aerie Crown Theatre or Art Gallery and have your branding featured in related signage. Sponsorship of the Theatre includes your name on the marquee and your logo projected onto the wall panels in the theatre. Sponsorship of the Art Gallery includes you as the sponsored host of a meet-the-artist opening reception.

PROGRAM SPONSOR (Exclusive per area/track)

Choose a programmatic area to sponsor and have your branding featured in signage and banners in the relevant physical venue area.

  • Film Festival
  • Kids of PoWR Family Festival
  • Track of themed sessions – Faith & Democracy, Peace & Justice, Climate Action, Women & Girls, Next Generation, Indigenous Peoples, Faith & Interfaith Understanding, or create your own from approved programming

Be a sponsor of the Parliament app that keeps attendees and the world connected virtually. Your organization will be featured in a banner ad on the mobile app. Mobile banner ads will be exclusively available to virtual sponsors.

WI-FI SPONSOR (Exclusive)

Provide high-speed Wi-Fi for Parliament attendees, presentations, and on-site access of the event app. On all signs providing Wi-Fi information, your sponsorship will be recognized.

GATHERING SPACE SPONSOR (Exclusive per space)

Cutomize and brand your sponsored charging lounge or wellness lounge for attendees to recouperate and recharge, placed throughout the lobby and hall areas.

AFFINITY LOUNGE SPONSOR (Exclusive per space)

Provide a private space of supportive community for Parliament constituencies.


By sponsoring the Volunteer Lounge, in addition to your branding on relevant signage, your logo will be featured on volunteers’ shirts.


Faith rooms offer spaces for religious services and spiritual gathering. Sponsors of the Faith Rooms will be acknowledged on a collective sign in the Faith Rooms area rather than on each individual room in order to ensure that the Faith Rooms remain inclusive and welcoming to all.


Sponsor the availability of simultaneous interpretation services for attendees. Your name will receive prominent billing as we present the interpretation services as “brought to you by” followed by your name, in all program and marketing materials and verbally during all main stage sessions.

ASL SPONSOR (Exclusive)

Sponsor American Sign Language interpreters to interpret on stage during every main stage session. Your name will be recognized as making ASL interpretation possible.


Create a scholarship fund that attendees can apply to receive for their registration costs. Define parameters for your scholarship fund to benefit a particular constituency. Minimum amount to create a scholarship fund is $5,000.

LIVE STREAM SPONSOR (Exclusive per session)

Choose a main stage session to sponsor the live streaming of to the Parliament’s social media audience of over 50,000. The opening and closing screens of the livestream will feature your logo with “livestream brought to you by” your name.

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Bring the impact of the Parliament to local and global audiences with your print and broadcast media services.

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Sponsor or host an event open to the public with the aim of promoting awareness of the interfaith movement and Chicago’s interfaith history to the general public.

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Promote a message of interfatih harmony and the significance of the Parliament Convening in Chicago on billboards, trains, street lamps, and at the airports.

Contact Emma Carr, Director of Development at Emma@parliamentofreligions.org or request a meeting today

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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